“The Killer App for Multicore”

December 1, 2008

“The Killer App for Multicore”

By Robin Bloor, Partner

Sponsored by Greenplum

Why the era of parallel database is upon us 

It was over 40 years ago that Gordon Moore of Intel suggested that, as chip design
progressed, “the number of transistors that would fit onto an integrated circuit would double every year.” A few years later, in the 1970s, he adjusted his conjecture and got it exactly right, saying that the doubling would occur every 18 months. Moore neither suggested nor believed that this exponential growth in computer power would persist for 40 whole years, but it did.

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